Involvement of Fusarium spp. in fungal keratitis

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Abstract

Members of the filamentous fungal genus Fusarium are among the agents most frequently causing keratomycosis in humans. Fusarium keratitis is most common among agricultural workers in geographical regions with hot, humid, tropical or semi-tropical climates, but can occur more rarely in countries with temperate climates, such as Hungary. Keratitis is usually treated with a topical antifungal agent, sometimes in combination with sub-conjunctival injections and/or antimycotic agents, but therapeutic keratoplasty may be needed for patients whose corneal infection does not resolve. Early and accurate diagnosis, coupled with appropriate antifungal therapy, is crucial for improving the chances of complete recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-776
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

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Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Fusarium
  • Keratitis
  • Keratomycosis
  • Risk factors
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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Involvement of Fusarium spp. in fungal keratitis. / Dóczi, I.; Gyetvai, T.; Kredics, L.; Nagy, E.

In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol. 10, No. 9, 09.2004, p. 773-776.

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